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The perfect Tuesday night wine isn’t expensive, it has to go with a quick easy meal, or leftovers, and it has to taste amazing, because it’s Tuesday night and you shouldn’t compromise…

Count Karolyi Gruner Veltliner, Hungary

Gruner Veltliner is an interesting white grape variety. Austria is where it’s best known, growing in some of the country’s best wine regions, however, today’s wine is from Hungary. Gruner Veltliners are typically dry, with nice citrus notes and some white pepper on the finish. they have balanced acidity and medium to high alcohol content. Gruner Veltliner can make a wonderful pair with sushi and grilled or baked seafood. It’s a nice wine to enjoy by itself or with some salty cheeses. Sometimes it’s bottled, like today’s featured wine,  in the traditional German flute bottle, like a German Riesling. Don’t be fooled by the shape of the bottle, not all wines in this style bottle are sweet. The Karolyi Gruner Veltliner is dry. Hungarian wines are not prevalent in the market yet. Most retail stores don’t have a Hungarian wine section on the shelves, you may have to search the label to tell if it’s a wine from Hungary. But today’s featured wine is definitely worth looking for. Cheers!

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